Phonological Development in Specific Contexts: Studies of Chinese-speaking Children
Author: Zhu Hua
This is the first book-length study of phonological development and impairment of Chinese-speaking children. It provides the first normative data on this population, which will be of value to speech and language therapists and other professionals. It also advances the notion of 'phonological saliency’ which explains the cross-linguistic similarities and differences in children's phonological development.
Zhu Hua obtained a PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Speech studied. She is also a qualified translator-interpreter and teacher. Since 1996, she has been involved in a number of research projects on language acquisition and disorders. She has published extensively on child language (Journal of Child Language, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders) and cross-cultural pragmatics (Journal of Pragmatics, Multilingua).